Apple was expected to unveil a completely new low-cost iPhone towards the end of this month. However, due to the COVID-19 scare, it is being reported that the company was forced to cancel the launch event. However, a new concept video shows us how the upcoming iPhone could look.
The 1-minute long concept video from The Hacker 34 keeps it incredibly simple, matching Apple’s usual product unveil videos. The iPhone 9 is rumored to come in funky colors, and the video shows a few color options, including purple. It will use the same glass-and-metal build that we’ve grown accustomed to with iPhones.
The smartphone is shown to feature a compact body and a 4.7-inch Liquid Retina screen with HD resolution (1334×720 pixels, 326ppi), complete with Haptic Touch and True Tone enhancements. It is mostly understood that the phone will use an IPS LCD screen instead of an OLED one. The phone will have bezels above and below the screen.
Coming to the rear-facing camera, the phone is expected to feature a single, 12MP sensor at the rear. It will feature dual-pixel autofocus, 1.4-micron pixels, OIS, quad-LED true-tone flash, a flicker detection sensor, and 4K video recording. No information has been included about the front-facing camera.
The iPhone 9 could be powered by an Apple A13 Bionic chipset, the same processor that is used in the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and the iPhone 11 Pro Max. Thanks to its 7nm fabrication technology, the concept video claims that the upcoming low-cost iPhone could have up to 5 hours longer battery life compared to the iPhone 8.
Now coming to the most interesting part of the phone, its pricing. It was rumored to come with a $399 price tag, and that’s exactly the pricing that has been used in the concept video.
Although the iPhone 9 looks decidedly outdated in terms of design, screen technology, and camera specifications, it is being targeted towards consumers who are still using the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 7 series.
At $399, a large swath of users are expected to easily upgrade to the iPhone 9, and they will still get an updated camera, a faster processor, and a much longer battery life. If you’re an iPhone 6 or iPhone 7 user, would you upgrade to the iPhone 9? Let us know in the comments section below.